The Bamberger Railroad is a part of Northern Utah History. It was a electrical railroad that ran between Ogden and Salt Lake City. It was a commuter rail. It ran for 67 years, and it's final run was December 31st 1958.
The founder was Simon Bamberger, the 4th Governor of Utah. It was different from Union Pacific in that it stopped in many of the small towns between Ogden and Salt Lake, Union Pacific didn't stop between Ogden and Salt Lake.
One of the last reminants of the old rail line is the bridge that now connects vehicle traffic between 200 West in Bountiful to 500 West, which is Highway 89. This bridge is very familiar to me, as it is just east of my alma mater, Woods Cross High School! Here are some photos ot the bridge.
The Bamberger Bridge
Looking at the Bamberger Bridge from Higway 89.